Clean skin secrets

September 3, 2019 • By Sophia Smith
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Eating Colorful Vegetables and Fruits

 Many colorful vegetables can provide your skin with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay looking clean and healthy. Some of the best are yellow vegetables and fruits. They provide a phytochemical known as bio-flavonoid. It has been referred to as Vitamin P. This element helps work on the breakdown of Vitamin C in your body and therefore provides all the Vitamin C that is necessary for your skin to replenish itself. These are the yellow vegetables and fruits you should include in your diet: 

Bananas provide Vitamins A, B, C, E, and potassium, zinc, and magnesium. The amino acids in bananas will protect you against allergies and Vitamin B6 will help your skin to remain elastic. This is an antioxidant that will help prevent the growth of oxygen free radicals which can lead to premature aging and the best part is that it’s a natural moisturizer. 

Mangoes have lots of Vitamin A and protect your skin against ultraviolet rays from the sun. 

Lemons offer anti-bacterial properties and are rich in Vitamin C and citric acid. When lemon juice is included in your diet your skin will be more radiant and will look softer. 

Corn provides nicotinic acid and by eating corn will prevent the free radicals in the body and provide you with smoother skin. Corn can be both consumed and applied on the skin. 

Pumpkins help with the production of collagen which is a protein found in the skin. Eating pumpkin will help your skin stay soft and smooth. It is also rich in Vitamin C. 

From yellow to green zucchini has no fat and is high in fiber and water. It offers Vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K and minerals such as manganese and potassium. Since zucchini has plenty of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients it helps your body get rid of free radicals and excess inflammation thereby slowing down aging. Your skin will remain wrinkle-free and youthful so try baking keto zucchini bread. 

Eating Fish 

Fish is considered to be one of the healthiest foods. Fish oil is very beneficial for skin care and has omega-3 which is one of the nutrients that is best for the skin. It will keep skin moisturized and will help fight against the inflammation of skin. Fish oil also helps prevent wrinkles from developing on the skin. Among the other benefits of fish oil is keeping your joints mobile and flexible, improving the health of your heat, keeping healthy brain function, lessening the dryness of the eyes, and not only improving the health of your skin but also of your hair and nails. 

So make fish a part of your diet with the best choices being mackerel, trout, herring, tuna, salmon, sardines, sturgeon, whitefish, anchovies, and bluefish. Even though fish is the best choice for healthy skin you can include some shellfish in your diet as well so you can find lots of shrimp recipes. 

Cod Liver Oil provides healthy saturated fats which are essential for healthy skin. Oil comes from the liver of the codfish and has large amounts of Vitamin A, D, and omega-3 fatty acids. This oil is often used are a dietary supplement and can be found in pharmacies and health food stores. Cod liver oil can help to improve certain skin diseases, rashes, or lesions. It will also help improve dry skin and thereby the look of your skin.

Exercise will help bring out the sweat which helps to flush toxins out of the skin and pores. Even though you are tired and sweaty after a workout your skin is glowing. Exercise will do both improve your overall health and benefit your skin. It is a well-known fact that sweating is great for clearing the skin. After a good workout always wash your skin so that the toxins that have come out won’t clog your pores. Since exercise helps to maintain healthy levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone a good workout will help the body produce collagen which will help keep your skin firm and supple. After aerobic exercise which gets your heart pumping your skin receives oxygenated blood and it starts to produce more of its natural oils thereby keeping your skin looking healthy and naturally moisturized. (1)

Cutting Sugars and Limiting Complex Carbs

Keep in mind that sugars will spike your insulin, damage your cardiovascular system, and are inflammatory thereby making your skin look puffy. It is best to completely cut back on the intake of sugars which can be found in fruit juices, candy, regular sugar and even honey. By eating too many sugar-filled foods inflammation begins to produce enzymes that break down collagen and elastin and in the end result in sagging skin and wrinkles.

Simple carbohydrates are the worst you can include in your diet like white bread, fried foods, ketchup, and others. The best you can do is include complex carbs like brown rice and vegetables. Eat low-glycemic foods such as beans, nuts, whole grains, and fibrous foods. These will delay sugar absorption and help control blood sugar levels. The best for youthful skin that glows is following an anti-inflammatory diet with healthy fats like olive oil and avocados, lean protein with salmon, fiber with cauliflower and broccoli, and antioxidants with berries. You might also make yourself some delicious shrimp tempura roll to enjoy. 

Stay Out of the Sun

Excessive sun exposure can be very damaging and aging to the skin both in summer and winter. If you’re going to be walking in the sun cover your head with a wide-brimmed hat to keep your face from total exposure to the sun and make sure you cover your skin with plenty of sun blocker lotion. When sitting on the beach keep under a beach umbrella to protect yourself from harmful sun rays.(2)

Sophia Smith

She is a renowned nutritionist and freelance writer whose topics of interest include healthy living and healthy eating. She is passionate about introducing new and delicious healthy meals while balancing her time between cooking and going to the gym. Her mission is to change the life of as many people as she can and make them the best version of themselves.
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